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Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech underwent a procedure to remove a cyst from his right knee on Friday and will finish the season on the injured list.
Once one of the more highly-regarded young pitchers in the game, Kopech has endured a tough 2023 season. The right-hander has worked to a 5.43 ERA across 30 outings (27 starts) while dealing with serious control issues by way of a 15.4% BB%.
In just 1 2/3 innings pitched, he allowed five walks and two earned runs on 44 pitches, overshadowing his two strikeouts and one hit allowed.
With a 5.16 ERA and 1.56 WHIP on the season, Kopech's lack of consistency and high walk rate make him a risky fantasy option despite his strikeout potential.
Michael Kopech left Wednesday's start early due to leg cramps.
Kopech was removed after four innings, allowing one hit and no runs while walking four and striking out five. More information on his injury should come soon.
Michael Kopech's rough outing against the Rockies on Friday resulted in a whopping nine earned runs allowed over just four innings pitched, impacting his season-long numbers.
With a 5.12 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP, Kopech's fantasy value takes a hit, and his owners will hope for a bounce-back performance in his next start.
Michael Kopech had a rough outing against the Brewers, surrendering four earned runs on five hits and five walks over just 4.1 innings pitched.
Despite striking out four batters, Kopech was unable to keep the White Sox in the game, as they ultimately fell to the Brewers by a score of 7-6. This performance adds to Kopech's season-long struggles, as he now holds a 4.58 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP through 22 starts.